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Jobs


About Jobs
AboutJobs.com is an online recruitment network that provides career resources and employment opportunities to high school and college students, resort and hospitality staff, expatriates and international job seekers, part-time workers, and adventure seekers.

Careerbuilder.com
Allows visitors to search 1.6 million jobs postings which are updated daily. The site also includes articles on: job searches, getting hired, who’s hiring, cover letters and resumes, changing jobs, and career tests. In addition, it allows job seekers to upload or paste their resume and have jobs emailed to them. Includes Sologig.com for freelance and contract workers.

CareerDFW.org
CareerDFW.org is your go-to website for local job seekers.  Search job boards, networking opportunities, local job and career fairs, and much more!  

Careeronestop.org
U.S. Department of Labor-sponsored website that offers career resources and workforce information to job seekers, students, businesses, and workforce professionals to foster talent development in a global economy.

Dice.com
Job search website for information technology (IT) professionals in areas such as software, high tech, security, biotech, aerospace or engineering. You can also post your resume on the website and review information on career fairs throughout the US.

Dol.gov
The US Dept. of labor website has links by Audience. Selecting "job seekers” brings up helpful information on job hunting. In addition to monster.com, it lists careerpath.com and careermosaic.com as links. This site has answers to job related questions for both employers and employees.

Elance.com
Matches online workers in technical, business and marketing fields with contractors and service providers.

EmploymentGuide
Job search website for full and part-time jobs and also provides additional resources including job fairs, online degree programs, career advice, and work at home jobs.

EngineerJobs.com
Search for engineering jobs by engineering discipline or location and find hundreds of thousands of engineering jobs around the world.

Federal Business Opportunities
(Federal Business Opportunities) assists small businesses seeking federal government contract work.

Federal Jobs Digest
Federal Government jobs database with over 15,000 openings updated daily. All occupations, locations, and salary levels are included for vacancies from over 300 Federal Agencies that are provided by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management. The site also includes periodic news updates on Federal vacancy announcements and Federal hiring.

FedWorld.gov
Gateway website to government information. This site is managed by the National Technical Information Service (NTIS) as part of it's information management mandate.

Guru Employer
The site matches independent professionals to jobs.

Hot Jobs
Yahoo's job search tool and includes search capabilities, along with career tools on resume writing, networking, interviewing and salary negotiations. Additionally, it contains a few feature articles on other relevant career topics.

Indeed
A comprehensive, turbocharged search engine, Indeed.com enables job seekers to review millions of available employment postings on thousands of company and career sites and job boards. Indeed.com is a 2008 Best of Free Reference Web Sites (ALA).

Job Hunt
Includes job listing as well as career information and job coaching. It is especially useful for entry-level job seekers.

Job View
Search for job openings in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, other cities in Texas, or even nationwide! Jobs available in a range of fields. Apply for jobs directly online, or print, email, or text message job description info. Patrons may use JOBview on the library computers only. The JOBview icon is on the desktop of all public computers.
Available only in the library.

Learning Express Library
Provides access to over 350 practice tests including SAT, GED, ASVAB, TAKS, AP and U.S. Citizenship. It also includes practice tests for civil service and vocational career certification. Learn to create a resume and do interviews and job searching. Your Watauga Public Library card is your passport to this interactive test preparation and practice resource.

Monster
Allows you to develop a resume online and make it available to employers who are looking for those skills. It also includes career advice articles on: job search basics, resume and letter writing, behavioral-based interviewing, careers at 50 or more, networking, and assessing your strengths.

Nation Job
Lists available jobs by field/position and/or location and/or education. You can profile and search for companies matching your criteria.

oDesk
Marketplace for online work teams, Web developers, software programmers, graphic designers, writers, customer service representatives and virtual assistants can offer their services to potential client companies.

Overseas Jobs
Part of the AboutJobs.com network of sites. AboutJobs.com is an online recruitment network that provides career resources and employment opportunities to high school and college students, resort and hospitality staff, expatriates and international job seekers, part-time workers, and adventure seekers.

People Per Hour
Connects self-employed and free-lancers around the world with companies needing their skills. Compares itself to eBay for services rather than merchandise.

Practice Link
Job listings for physicians of all specialties, and related allied health fields all over the world.

Pse-net
Shows civil service jobs at all levels of government, and gives information on the requirements and application process.

Small Business Administration
The Small Business Administration site, provides assistance for small and home-based businesses.

Simply Hired
Job search engine to help you search for jobs by keyword, category or location. It also features a few tools that provide information on trends, salaries and discussion forums.

Snag a job
Website for hourly and part time work.

Texas Workforce Commission
Provides services to employers and job seekers of Texas. Job seekers will find information about career development, job search resources, training programs, and unemployment benefits. 

USA Jobs
Federal Government's official source for Federal jobs and employment information. The site features an extensive job bank, along with information on how federal jobs are filled, interview tips, and more.

V Worker
This virtual marketplace connects workers with companies and individuals needing their services. It started as “RentACoder”, supplying computer programmers, and now includes writers, graphic designers, marketing specialists and other fields.

Work in Texas
website created by the Texas Workforce Commission and backed by a team of employment specialists that match employers and a variety of job opportunities with employees. Job seekers may browse jobs, utilize career tools, register for free services, and receive email notifications.

Yahoo! Careers
Employment site for Yahoo jobs.


Unemployment


Directory of Workforce Centers and Services
The directory helps Texas residents find the closest Texas Workforce Center using their zip code. Centers provide job placement services including access to job postings, job search resources, and training programs as well as assistance with exploring career options, resume and application preparation, career development, and more.

Tele-Center Numbers (File for unemployment by phone)
Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits services are available to Texas residents by telephone Monday - Friday from 7 a.m.- 7 p.m. The toll-free number listed is not available in cities served by a local number.

Texas Unemployment Insurance Benefits
Answers questions about unemployment insurance benefits in Texas. Apply for benefits online or by phone, check on your claim, file an appeal, or contact the Texas Workforce from this website.

Unemployment Insurance
Provides information about federal unemployment benefits for government and military employees, self-employed persons, those impacted during long periods of unemployment, and disaster-related unemployment. General information about state benefits, with links, is also available.


Resumes / Cover Letters


Aroj
Aroj.com offers a large database of free resume samples, updated on a daily basis. The site also includes articles on writing resumes and cover letters.

Creative Job Search
Makes samples and worksheets of resumes and cover letters available as a service of the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.

Homefair
This site can help with salary negotiations and calculating moving expenses. It also includes information about locations where you may be applying.

JobStar Resume Guide
Offers sample resumes and cover letter templates compiled by public librarians in California.

Resume-help.org
Designed for both novice job hunter and HR professionals offering free example resumes, cover letters, job finding tools, and interview tips. In addition, there are links to relevant job seeker articles, interview tips, resume distribution services, sample thank you letters, job banks, and a job and resume forum.

ResumeMaker
A step-by-step resume and letter guide that lets you save your work in a variety of formats. Also provides:
Interview and Salary Tips - common interview questions, what employers want to know, salary information. Job Search Tools - search for jobs, complete forms, attach resumes. Create your account to save your work and preferences.

Tutor.com Career Center
Personalized help is a just a click away. Get assistance with job application, interview preparation, document proofreading, returning to school, GED preparation, and studying to become a citizen.


Occupational Information


CareerPath
A career resource site, with career tests, career advice, and other resources. Includes a toolkit for job searching, salary comparisons, training and education sources.

Jobhuntersbible.com
It is the website companion to What Color Is Your Parachute?, a classic tool for finding your best career path.

Occupational Outlook Handbook
Look up a job and find what training and education is needed, earnings statistics, job prospects, working conditions, and a description of what workers do on that job. Assists you in making decisions about your work life. Provided by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Rileyguide.com
Directory of employment and career information sources and services. Assist job seekers on using the internet in their search. Recruiters and other career service industry professional will also find useful information.

Special Issues
Lists best careers and best companies to work for.

United States Department of Labor
The home page for the U.S. Department of Labor, with access points to all the Departments services. Includes current economic statistics, information on equal opportunity employment, OSHA, minimum wage, and an option to sign up for a newsletter.

Education-Online-Search.com
College and career education portal helps you learn about careers and the schools offering education and degrees for fields of your choice. More than 400 career and education articles with career descriptions, financial aid tips, advice for adult learners, information on standardized college tests, and more. Includes a directory of colleges with request forms to obtain detailed school and financial aid information.

Vocational Information Center
A portal to career and college planning, resources for vocational students, information about technical education resources and job market data. Focuses on vocational and technical careers and education.

RWM Vocational Schools Database
A vocational and trade schools database and an online resource for post-secondary vocational education.


Networking Tools


Linkedin
Enables you to connect with prior co-workers and classmates, and utilize these in advancing your career, and learn from experts. A closed network (you must agree to be listed).

Spoke
Spoke allows you to find and connect with business people. You can connect with others in the open network, even if they are not members, to accelerate your career and advance your business.

Disclaimer


The library does not endorse the websites for any reason, nor does the library partner with or receive compensation from any other party for product and website recommendations and placements.